Celebrating 80 years of Puffin!
This year we are proud to celebrate 80 years of Puffin. Initially launching in the UK during World War II to help explain the evacuations to children, Puffin published fiction soon after and eventually expanded to Australia in 1963 with the launch of Kangaroo Tales, The Bunyip of Berkeley's Creek and John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat. From its beginning, Puffin Australia has been committed to sharing Australian stories, building the Australian identity and providing quality literature for children, an ethos that exists to this day.
The title to our little booklet, Puffinalia, is a nod to the magazine, launched in 1977, which was sent to Australian Puffin Club members. Here you'll find a range of our exciting new releases for the first half of 2020 as well as information to help you choose the best fiction and non-fiction for each learning stage, why reading aloud is good for the brain and a very special word from Melina Marchetta on writing beginner-reader stories for her daughter.
Celebrate Grandparents' Day with a reading challenge!
And other great ideas for indoor days.
Colouring pages, word search and a spot-the-difference.
Parents: Click here for 10 minutes of peace. (You're welcome).
A beautiful activity pack for Melina Marchetta's new series, What Zola Did
We caught up with Fiona McArthur and Morris Gleitzman to learn about their Grandparents’ Day plans, the books they read with their grandchildren and advice for new grandparents.
Take this fun quiz to find out which classic picture book you belong in.
Congratulations to all those recognised at the Australian of the Year Awards 2023, including bestselling author Taryn Brumfitt.
Learn more about Kensy and Max, Jacqueline Harvey’s series that has sold over 100,000 copies.
6 of the best classic picture books to delight readers of all ages.
Seven amazing chapter books for children ages 6-9.
The most popular books of the year, written by Australian authors.